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Seagate Accelerates ClusterStor with Flash

Today Seagate Technology introduced the ClusterStor 300N storage system with Nytro Intelligent I/O Manager, the newest addition to its family of scale-out storage systems for high-performance computing and the first with a flash cache accelerator. “Seagate’s ClusterStor 300N expands on our proven, engineered systems approach that delivers performance efficiency and value for HPC environments of any size, using a hybrid technology architecture to handle tough workloads at a fraction of the cost of all-flash approaches.”

Top 10 Things to Love About HPC and the SC16 Conference

“We go to the show for the technology, the engineering, the science, and the math. It’s HPCMatters and STEM. The vendors are showcasing their technology and the science their technology has enabled. The research exhibits are showing how they are contributing to the scientific process with the largest supercomputers that have cool names. That’s what’s so great about SC: It brings together many of the brilliant minds behind these technologies.”

Tackling HPC Storage Bottlenecks with Bull Director for HPSS

Today Atos announced Bull Director for HPSS, Data Management software dedicated to High Performance Computing. Bull Director for HPSS optimizes current large scale storage solutions and frees up compute time for users. “In a context of data explosion, storage is often a bottleneck and has a negative impact on application performance. Atos has a long experience of implementing HPSS in challenging environments where long-term data preservation and re-use of massive data sets are key. Our ultimate objective with Bull Director for HPSS and the other future components is to get rid of these bottlenecks and free up compute time for users.” explains Eric Eppe, Head of Products and Solutions for extreme computing at Atos.

Slidecast: How SGI is Meeting Manufacturing’s Need for Production Supercomputing

In this slidecast, Tony DeVarco from SGI describes how the company delivers Production Supercomputing for SMEs. “As the trusted leader in high performance computing, SGI helps companies find answers to the world’s biggest challenges. Our commitment to innovation is unwavering and focused on delivering market leading solutions in Technical Computing, Big Data Analytics, and Petascale Storage. Our solutions provide unmatched performance, scalability and efficiency for a broad range of customers.”

DDN Announces Multi-Level Security Lustre Solution for HPC

“We have taken a flexible and adaptive approach to multi-level security that combines recent community advances with DDN-developed Lustre features to deliver full Lustre isolation, while minimizing the performance impact of the system overhead associated with implementing security,” said Robert Triendl, senior vice president, global sales, marketing and field services, DDN. “This approach lets us customize configurations that meet our customers’ security requirements without them having to sacrifice workflow efficiency.”

DoD Modernization Program to Acquire Cray XC40

Today Cray announced the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has awarded the Company with a $26 million supercomputer contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer and three Cray Sonexion storage systems.

Radio Free HPC Does the Day-by-Day SC16 Preview Show

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the ancillary events around SC16 in Salt Lake City. With a full week in store, this could be the best conference yet. After our event roundup, they share their predictions for SC16 total attendance numbers.

Kx Breaks STAC Benchmark Record with Dell EMC DSSD D5

‘Trading firms in the STAC Benchmark Council designed the STAC-M3 suite to represent a range of performance challenges that are common in financial time-series analysis,” said Peter Lankford, Director of STAC. “As data volumes grow and as the query demands from quants, machines, and regulators increase, it is more important than ever for tick database solutions to perform well at scale. Kx’s kdb+, running on Dell EMC DSSD D5 and PowerEdge servers, has established performance records while testing on the largest STAC-M3 data scale so far.”

SC16 to Showcase Latest Advances in HPC

SC16 returns to Salt Lake City on Nov. 13-18. The Six-day supercomputing event features internationally-known expert speakers, cutting-edge workshops and sessions, a non-stop student competition, the world’s largest supercomputing exhibition,panel discussions and much more. “No other annual event showcases the revolutionary advances and possibilities of high performance computing than the annual ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Data Storage Analysis. From the impact of HPC on the future of medicine, to its transformative power in developing countries and “smart cities.” SC is the premiere venue for presenting leading-edge HPC research.”

HPC Trends Survey from DDN Reveals Rising Deployment of Flash Tiers & Private/Hybrid Clouds

“The results of DDN’s annual HPC Trends Survey reflect very accurately what HPC end users tell us and what we are seeing in their data center infrastructures. The use of private and hybrid clouds continues to grow although most HPC organizations are not storing as large a percentage of their data in public clouds as they anticipated even a year ago. Performance remains the top challenge, especially when handling mixed I/O workloads and resolving I/O bottlenecks.”